My life completely turned around when I stopped repeating words that I learned before integrating the teaching. For example, when I learned some new spiritual “truth” I would start sharing it and telling myself how much farther down the path I’d gotten. I see this all time (especially on Social Media) where people who I know are suffering, judging, hurting, and hating are sharing spiritual stuff as if they are gurus. I’ve done it myself.
Part of the reason for doing this is because of one of the most prevalent spiritual teachings: Your Words Become Your Reality. For the pre-enlightened that translates as, “If I say it often enough, it will become true.”
Unfortunately, this is only a partial truth. … Read the rest